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Saturday, 8 December 2012

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12 comments:

Brian hunter said...

Hi Tom,
I happened upon the Cuckoo site whilst trying to trace Johnny Ratchford a friend from the 50's.
I see his brother; who I remember well along with Harry and Reg has contributed extensively to the site.
I was born in 1939 in Hammersmith but moved to Hanwell around '42. In fact I remember your name,
noteably because you were at the time the tallest boy in the school. Of course it could have been another Higginbottom.
It would be fun to make contact with Johnny once more as we were good buddies in our teens.
It made interesting reading of the various comments, places and names. I remember Lennie Knight ,Alex Steadman, teachers like Griggs very
accomplished with the cane, Pickering who I never saw smile. Mr Brittain who was a nasty piece of work and good with a straight left and accurate
with a piece of chalk. I played centre forward next to Johnny for the school. In our last year we won the league and somewhere I have the medal.
Also I imagine in the same box is a photo of the team withy smiley Pickering at the far end back row.
Hope this reaches you ok
Regards Brian Hunter
Now in Somerset but lived at 74 Bridge Avenue at the bottom of Cuckoo Dene.

Freddie Reese said...

Good day Brian.

The Cuckooites site has served to pull together many Cuckooite friends and collegues from all corners of the world Brian but now, like many of us, it has reached its Twighlight years as most of the stories have been told,friends reunited, some passed on and others it would seem are lost forever.

So, it is always refreshing and good to welcome yet another Cuckooite Brian and hopefully Johnny Ratchford will make contact with you.

I am sure that there are still many Cuckooites out there, who regularly look in to the site from time to time and would enjoy seeing any old photos or memorabillia that you might have, along with any interesting stories that you may wish to share.

I do believe that one of the Ratchford brothers lives in Australia and has posted comments previously on the site, but I cannot recall which one.

Best wishes and a merry Christmas.

Del said...

I recently had an email from Judith, Dr'Lasnicks daughter. She sent me some photo's of James, who is now three years old. Despite a set-back, due to being so premature, he looks a fine young man. Avroom would have been so proud of his Grandson.

Ethel (Stevens) Damian said...

I want to wish all Cuckooites everywhere a happy Christmas season. George and I are traveling at the moment and will spend the holidays with our daughter Debbie in Southern Oregon. Met up with a bunch of friends last evening for dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Tualatin Oregon and had a grand time. After spending a week in Brewster Washington with George's 94 year old mother, we was going to go into Spokane and visit Angela but the weather made us decide differently so we headed south through Moses Lake and spent that night in Umatilla Oregon just across the Columbia River that separates the two states. We will be headed for Eugene Oregon tomorrow and hang out there for a couple of days before heading over the mountain passes to Debbie's.
Well again, I wish all the best to you and yours.
Eff

Tommy said...

Have a safe and great trip Eff and George.We had snow today in Lakewood very pretty.You both have a wonderful Xmas holiday .All the best Tom and Sue.

JohnB said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Cuckooites!

charlie said...

Merry Christmas to all from the Cuckoo Estate. ( plus a happy birthday to Tommy)
Charlie Brown NZ

Tommy said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all you Cuckooites where ever your travels and lives may have taken you.

JohnB said...

Best birthday wishes Tommy!

ted baker said...

Hi there im back, lost the site after the computer crashed. Also had some sad news my Sister passed away Pat Harding. She was 80,Lived on the estate most of her life. by for now Happy new year to all.

Tommy said...

HI ted glad you are back,sorry to hear about your sister,I hope she did not have a prolonged illness and did not have to suffer.

TONY BATTAGLIA said...

HI BRIAN HUNTER I REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR PARENTS YOU USED TO COME TO OUR HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL FOR TEA AND YOUR MUM COLLECTED YOU AFTER SHE FINISHED WORK,I AM TONY BATTAGLIA FROM CUCKOO AVE.TOMMY LIVED ABOUT TEN HOUSES DOWN FROM US,WE WERE IN THE SAME CLASS AS WELL.MY BROTHER WRITES ON THIS SITE A LOT FROM U.S.A. IM IN ESSEX.HOPE YOUR WELL,NICE TO HEAR ABOUT YOU,TONY